Waitangi Day Prayer

Posted by Caritas NZ on 21 February 2021
Waitangi Day Prayer
We pray to the Lord and give thanks for his unification of us as one family in Aotearoa. We pray for the sadness and hurt of former days which touched us all, with the hope that the pathway forward may soon be both peaceful and good for us all. We pray for the times where we embrace settlers and all others in unity. Lord, we pray that you give us the spirit to strengthen us in the many tasks that lay ahead of us. May Te Tiriti o Waitangi be taken up, to give us strength during the t...
 

State of Religion and Young People 2020

Posted on 19 February 2021
State of Religion and Young People 2020
The Springtide Research Institute is a new Lasallian ministry, founded in 2019. Springtide is an independent, inter- and cross-religious sociological research institute wholly dedicated to exploring the intersection of young peoples' human and religious experiences. The founding Executive Director is Dr. Josh Packard, a sociologist of religion at a major secular university in Colorado.  Click HERE to view the 2020 State of Religion and Young People Report. The report is represent...
 

LET'S CONNECT! - St. Bede's Two Campuses from 2021

Posted by Br Gary Wilson FSC on 19 February 2021
LET'S CONNECT! - St. Bede's Two Campuses from 2021
From this school year, St. James College East Bentleigh and St. Bede's College Mentone are amalgamating, the result of 18 months of planning. Both sharing the Lasallian heritage from 1970 and 1938 respectively,  their decision, announced by the St. Bede's College Board Chair, Mr. Anthony Brinkley and the Principal, Mr. John Finn, was signed and celebrated in a liturgy on January 27 2021 at St. Bede's. Forming possibly the largest secondary school in Victoria, the 'new...
 

Resource: Let us Remember - Remembering the Ashes

Posted by Br Peter Ryan on 18 February 2021
Resource: Let us Remember - Remembering the Ashes
During the early days of the pandemic the Formation for Mission team received a number of requests for a prayer and reflection resource that could be used in our Lasallian ministries for individual and group reflection, board meetings, staff meetings and other gatherings. Our response was to develop a set of prayer and reflection resources we called "Let Us Remember" which was sent to Lasallian ministries every two weeks from July to December. Today we begin Volume 2 of our &quo...
 

Deepening Our Lasallian Spirituality

Posted by Br Paco Chiva on 18 February 2021
Deepening Our Lasallian Spirituality
Six months ago in Rome, we set up an international group of Lasallians to reflect on ways for deeping our Lasallian spirituality. The group comprises twelve people from the five Regions of the Institute, Brothers and Lay Lasallians, men and women, who have had some Lasallian formation and are especially interested in matters of spirituality. Before bringing the group together, the staffs of the Secretariat for Association and of the Secretariat for Research and Resources sought informatio...
 

Brother Gerard Rummery to Receive Johnston Award

Posted by Elizabeth Moors Jodice on 17 February 2021
Brother Gerard Rummery to Receive Johnston Award
Brother Gerard Rummery, FSC, will be recognized with the Brother John Johnston, FSC Award for his lifetime of service to the Lasallian mission. The award is the highest honor given in the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN). All are invited to join an online celebration honoring Brother Gerard on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 7:00 p.m. EDT / 4:00 p.m. PDT / Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 9:00 a.m. AEST / 11:00 a.m. NZST. (Find your time zone here.) More details will be released in the months ahea...
 

LENT - 17 February to 4 April "Forty Days of Reflection and Preparation for Jesus"

Posted on 17 February 2021
LENT - 17 February to 4 April "Forty Days of Reflection and Preparation for Jesus"
Lent is a liturgical season preceding Holy Week and Easter. The Catholic Church designates these forty days as a time of preparation for the greatest of liturgical solemnities, Easter, the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus, and His victory over evil, sin, and death. Lenten preparation should consist of fasting, almsgiving, and prayer in repentance of sins and for deeper conversion of the soul. Through these practices, we may arrive at Holy Week spiritually prepared to walk with Jes...
 
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